April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Conejo Free Clinic adding dental practice

Since 1976, the Conejo Free Clinic has been taking a bite out of unmet legal and medical needs. More...

Mandated reporters have an important role to play

Not long ago I received a call from some friends who were concerned about their elderly neighbor. The neighbor (I will call him Bob) was discovered by a friend. More...

Cancer experts talk benefits of massage

Free community lectures on oncology massage and lymphatic system support will be given from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mon., April 17 at Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Thousand Oaks, and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

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Schools

Student voices blend in choral festival

CONCERT REVIEW

The 13th annual Conejo Valley Unified School District All-District Chorus Festival began April 3 with a concert featuring schools from Newbury Park.  The show included over 700 students from Newbury Park High School, Sequoia Middle School, Sycam More...

Aviation scholarship available

Youths age 17 and younger can apply for the Khrystyna Gavryushenko Memorial Scholarship to attend the Channel Islands Aviation summer Youth Aviation Academy.  Applicants are asked to write a one-page essay on why they want a career in aviation. More...

Animal instincts

Pets steal the show at Abilities Awareness event

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Business

Antique shop opens in Newbury Park

Feather Your Nest, an antique store featuring vintage and farmhouse collectibles, has opened in Newbury Park. More...

Commission approves plans for high-flying fun center

DojoBoom to open later this year at Janss Marketplace

It’s a common lament by the people of Thousand Oaks that the city has little to offer teenagers in terms of fun activities. A bowling alley or skating rink would do the trick, they say. More...

BRIEFS

Waffle Wednesday benefits charities The Ross Group, a mortgage company in the Conejo Valley, will host its next Waffle Wednesday from 8 to 10:30 a.m. April 19 at Prime Realty, 31826 Village Center Road, Westlake Village. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park April 5 A battery was reported in the 1300 block of Newbury Road. April 6 A woman, 39, was arrested for shoplifting from Home Depot on Teller Road. More...

No DUIs discovered during 7-hour checkpoint

No arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs were made during a seven-hour DUI and driver’s license checkpoint held last weekend in Thousand Oaks.  Between the hours of 8 p.m. April 8 and 3 a.m. More...

Faith

Responding to first responders

Brush with death turnsfire chief toward ministry

As the fire that would eventually scorch 97,000 acres of El Dorado County in September 2014 bore down both sides of the mountain valley where he stood, fire chief Corey Rose left his vehicle on the bridge where it was parked and lowered himself into More...

Easter brings new life and power

As Lent winds down, Christians are preparing for Easter, the high point of the church year that began in the dark and chill of winter (Christmas) but now bursts with life in a new season.  More...

Celebrating Freedom

LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT— Above, women light the candles during a Passover celebration Monday at Chabad of Thousand Oaks. At left, Thousand Oaks resident Toby Caplan lights one of the candles. More...

Columns

What happens when airlines overbook

There’s a little story going around the internet. It’s also in the paper, on the radio, TV and pretty much anywhere human beings get information. More...

The pleasure of unannounced visitors

Last weekend, Mr. More...

Study reveals bleak enrollment picture for CVUSD

Consultant forecasts loss of another 2,000 students by 2026

Conejo Valley Unified School District is shrinking. Over the past 10 years, the Thousand Oaks public education system has lost nearly 3,500 students. Over the next 10, years, it’s expected to lose 2,000 more. More...

Councilman’s D.C. photo op turns heads

McCoy gets behind-the-scenes tour courtesy of press secretary

When Thousand Oaks Councilmember Rob McCoy was making plans last month to attend a lobbying junket in Washington, D.C., in support of Naval Base Ventura County, he anticipated meeting a handful of VIPs. More...

Community

Study: State’s economic edge starting to slip

The economic advantage that California has enjoyed over the rest of the nation for a decade is slipping away, a new report says. More...

Conejo Valley Days turning nonprofit

City’s long-running carnival getting 501(c)3 status

Growing up in Thousand Oaks, Frank Akrey said, his favorite part of Conejo Valley Days was the parade. “Seeing the elephants come down the street and a lion in the back seat of this guy’s Cadillac, that was awesome,” he said. More...

Federal cuts threaten meal programs

Local nonprofits may have to look for funding elsewhere

A proposed funding reduction for the Department of Health and Human Services has sparked concerns among local nonprofits that funding could be cut for programs like Meals on Wheels, which helps feed seniors in need. More...

On the Town

Disco ‘Hamlet’ dances into CLU

To boogie, or not to boogie? That is a question Cal Lutheran University drama professor Ken Gardner answers with an unequivocal yes as he sets Shakespeare’s “perfect play” in a New York City disco. More...

Tuneful tribute supports widow

Late actor leaves behind NPHS teacher

The Conejo Valley may seem big and impersonal, but in times of adversity residents often band together in a show of close-knit unity worthy of a small town.  Members of the local theater community did just that last week, raising their voices an More...

Swinging to Sauvignon

TOASTING WINE AND JAZZ—Above, Barbara Fearon of Camarillo samples a cabernet from Opolo Vineyards during the sixth annual California Jazz and Wine Festival on April 9 at the Four Seasons Hotel More...

Sports

Lancer legend’s college career nears end

Thousand Oaks native stars at No. 1 singles for BYU tennis team

WOMEN’S TENNIS /// BYU Cougars Sometimes the glass slipper gives you blisters. A horse-drawn carriage is just a baby blue sedan with rust coloration. The yellow brick road has cracks. More...

Gold rush: Agoura’s Davis takes off

Track and field superstar is on pace for epic senior year

Tara Davis is past the phenom phase. Her transformation from talented youngster with promise to Charger golden girl is complete. More...

Pets

Puppy search ends with older dog

CRITTER TAILS

As we travel through life, we vow to “never make the same mistake twice.” And after having experienced years of tremendous heartache and disappointment with an older stray dog I’d adopted, I vowed to never again adopt a dog more tha More...

Pet of the Week

FLUFFY PUPPY—Ophelia is a female cream Pomeranian mix about 2 years old. She is a bit shy but warms up quickly. If you would like to adopt Ophelia, ask for ID No. A5046476 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

SQUIRREL OF THE MONTH

FEARLESS FEAT—Thousand Oaks resident Patrice Zephro had a keen eye to catch this acrobatic squirrel in the act outside her bedroom window. More...

Family

2K Race features mud, obstacles

Redwood club hosts Family Mud Run this Saturday

The Family Fun Run 2K Mud Dash will take place Sat., April 15 at Redwood Middle School, 233 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

BRIEFS

Bookstore hosts children’s author Barnes & Noble will have an Earth Day celebration featuring Debbie Widerøe, author of the “Adventures of Camellia N.” book series at 11 a.m. Sat., April 22 in Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Local lawmakers wrong to vote for gas tax hike

Jacqui Irwin and Henry Stern are not our friends. Irwin and Stern, as our local legislators, both recently voted in favor of the additional taxes on both gasoline and auto registration.  More...

Want affordable housing? Try the Valley

In a recent letter to the editor, a resident of the city of Thousand Oaks argues that we need affordable housing so the town remains thriving and vibrant.  There is plenty of affordable housing in the San Fernando Valley, and certainly in the ci More...

Council member had no ulterior motives at W.H.

Negative news tends to bring readers down; negative news that’s not based on fact is just wrong.  In response to Katie Yant’s letter (April 6), Rob McCoy is a friend of Sean Spicer, and he was invited to the White House for that reas More...

Editorials

At the local level, nastiness gets us nowhere

EDITORIAL

The comment on our Facebook page was right to the point. More...